Hello my wonderful bumblebees! This time, I want to share my current favorite item to you. If you have read my Q&A post, you'll see that I share some beauty products with my mom. I grabbed this item from her vanity because I was extremely curious as everyone raved about it. Anyway, it's a great find because I totally love this gem to the max!
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Product descriptions: The ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin — Clarins’ brightening balm eliminates signs of fatigue in a flash! Instantly moisturizes and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed. Olive and Witch Hazel extracts help smooth the skin’s surface — diffusing the look of lines and wrinkles. Soothing Bisabolol helps restore skin’s youthful glow. Also acts as a make-up base or primer for perfect make-up application and hours of luminous wear.
Moreover, it has received so many awards, such as Winner of Best in Beauty Icon, Winner of Best Instant Skin Perfector, Winner of Best Treatment Product, Winner of Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' award for Best Instant Brightener for three consecutive years and it got featured in The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible. Last but not least, this product is sold once every 20 minutes worldwide.
Directions: Morning or evening, after thorough cleansing and toning, apply (without massaging or rubbing) a very thin layer over the face, neck and eye area. Apply make-up immediately, if desired. Beauty Flash Balm can also be used as a facial mask 2 or 3 times a week.
Lisa Eldgride once reviewed and explained how to use the balm. I use it exactly the same way as hers, after applying my moisturizer and before applying my makeup. So yeah, this is basically a ‘primer’ for me.
Another little tip, since this product is pretty expensive, you would want to completely experience the maximum benefit of it, right? Leave it on for 10 minutes before applying makeup. This will allow the product to settle in your skin and you'll feel the tightening sensation.
I am definitely not a morning person. I sleep late, my sleeping schedule sucks and I know it's not healthy but anyway, whenever I have to wake up early in the morning (the time I'd probably just get like a few hours of sleep or not at all), I would apply this thing and ta-ra, I look more human. LOL.
What I like:
- does what it claims
- helps to smooth my skin for better makeup application
- helps makeup to stay on longer
- controls oil on T-zone
- gives a radiant finish
- nice fragrance
- rich texture – a little goes along the way
- allergy-tested and non-comedogenic
What I dislike:
- can be tricky to apply
Price: IDR 530k per 50ml
Here I present to you, my makeup look with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm! With neither foundation nor BB cream being used at all. I honestly like the result, and think that maybe I don't have to buy BB creams anymore LOL/JK.
As if one selfie is not enough!
Others product that I used:
- L'Occitane The Immortelle Brightening Shield
- Za Perfect Fit Concealer in #1
- The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer in #1
- Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in light medium
- Dior Diorskin Nude Compact in rosy beige
- Za Ever Brows in #2
- The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit in #2
- Urban Decay NAKED Basics
- Etude House Dear Girls Cute Eyes Maker
- The Face Shop My Lips Eat Cherry Aqua Tint in bloody red
- Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in cherry red
- Etude House Woo Baby Plumping Tint in pink
Yes, I am using three kind of concealers from different brands. I use Za for covering my dark spot, The Body Shop for covering my acne, and Revlon for the under eye areas (sorry that you still be able to see my dark circles, I didn't get to sleep lately plus the shade I own is not lighter than my skin tone, duh!). I love this kind of light makeup, you know how heavy wearing foundation is, that's probably why I have never bought one! And sometimes BB creams also have thick texture like the Etude House Cotton Fit BB Cream. If you are curious how to cover all the imperfections, check this video by Jen! She explained everything thoroughly and gave such great tips. Don't you just want to buy all of her concealers?? Gotta save up my pocket money for that MUFE!
Hope you enjoy your weekend, my bumblebees!